This coming school year, the Department of Romance and Classical Studies will be continuing and debuting many exciting projects and events! These will serve to further enrich both undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as present students with platforms to present their hard work.
Thanks to generous funding from the Mellon Foundation’s Humanities Without Walls initiative, Legacies of the Enlightenment brings together scholars from Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University under the direction of Professor Valentina Denzel (MSU) and Professor Tracy Rutler (PSU). The Legacies of the Enlightenment ‘s site explores the legacies of the Enlightenment by gathering material on topics that continue to inform, and even haunt, our current worldviews.
The Legacies of the Enlightenment Workshop will take place October 5-7, 2018 at MSU: http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/legacies-of-the-enlightenment-workshop
The Tropos Conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers and presentations in literary studies, cultural studies, visual arts, film and media studies, gender studies, and linguistics related to the Romance-speaking world. Papers may be presented in Spanish, French, or English. The 17th TROPOS Graduate Conference will take place October 12-13, 2018 with the topic “Whose Reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics”.
The conference will welcome Alison James, Associate Professor of French Literature (University of Chicago) as a keynote speaker. For more information, visit: http://www.rcs.msu.edu/graduate/tropos/xv-annual-graduate-conference/
Collaborative Edges Across Languages and Cultures at Michigan State University is an audio portal launched in fall 2017 to showcase conversations on collaborative initiatives across disciplines, language programs an cultural studies at Michigan State University. Nine episodes were recorded in 2017-2018 with scholars and artists from MSU and other institutions. A variety of topics related to African an Indigenous Photography, Migration Studies, Arabic Identities, and various Film Festivals and Studies (Latinx, Italian, Muslim) were featured. Listen to these an future conversations here: http://www.icollaborativedges.com/podcasts/